Welcome back to 3 Questions Wednesday, Kristen Hogrefe! This is an exciting and very busy week for Kristen, as her third book in The Rogues Trilogy released yesterday! Congratulations, Kristen. Let’s see how she answers our three questions […]
Happy release day! I’m so excited to share The Reactionary with you and hope you enjoy the final part of Portia’s story.
Tonight at 7 pm Eastern, I’m hosting a launch party on Facebook, and you’re invited to join! There will be trivia and drawings for an autographed copy, Kindle copy, and some other special giveaways.
Thanks for being part of this trilogy adventure! Hope to see you at the party tonight.
Coming to the end of a trilogy is a little like crossing the finish line of a half marathon. The only reason I felt amazing at that time is that I’d prepared and trained with friends. Others cheered me on, even though they may have secretly thought I was crazy.
This Tuesday, The Reactionary publishes, and I want to start the week with gratitude by saying thank-you to everyone who made crossing this finish line not only possible, but truly unforgettable. My family has been my constant support, and some new faces have joined those ranks throughout this journey, including my sister-in-law Brooke.
I also want to say a special thanks to my fiancé, James Parnell, for wanting to join this bandwagon and encouraging my writing.
Members of my writing family include fellow author Ashley Jones, my Word Weavers group, members of my book tribe (You know who you are!), and more recently, my colleague Maria Constantine whose family roots go back to Italy. At one point, I mentioned to her that my heroine travels to Italy in this final book and that in my dreams, I’d get to visit one day.
That’s when she said, “You have to go! Want to come with me?” As a result, she and I planned a spontaneous trip to some of the settings in this novel, and in a month’s time, I found myself walking the streets of Orvieto and then mapping out Portia’s entrance to the Port of Civitavecchia from just outside Fort Michelangelo. I can’t thank Maria enough for helping make this dream a reality!
In another sense, Kelli Sorg (Make It Snappy) traveled with me this whole journey as well. She made brainstorming and creating the final cover perhaps the most enjoyable design session of all time.
The leadership and talent at Write Integrity Press also deserve my heartfelt gratitude. My editor Marji Laine championed this book and made the production process as seamless as possible. I’m also grateful to my primary editor Brittany Clubine who grasped the vision of Portia’s story from the start and believed in it.
At the end of my half marathon, people asked me, “So, what’s next?” I told them, “I’ll keep running!” Those runs might be in my neighborhood, for my church’s Hope 5K, another half marathon some day … who knows! The same is true of my writing. Lord willing, I’ll keep composing the stories He gives me and then watch where He takes them.
The Reactionary: Gratitude Moments – @kjhogrefe (Click to Tweet)
The driving beat reminds me of the purpose behind this book and the motivations that propel the characters themselves. That driving force is hope.
- Hope for justice
- Hope for personal liberty
- Hope for family restoration
- Hope for love
- Hope for national reunification
- Hope for meaning and identity outside of circumstances
- Hope for truth that transcends the individual
- Hope for eternal assurance and salvation
Dystopians aren’t known for hope, but this one is. Enjoy the official trailer for The Reactionary, available on Amazon.
Happy release day! I’m so excited to share The Revolutionary with you and hope you enjoy the next part of Portia’s story.
Tonight at 7 pm Eastern, I’m hosting a launch party on Facebook, and I hope you can join! There will be trivia and drawings for an autographed copy, Kindle books by some of my favorite authors, and a Starbucks e-gift card!
As part of the festivities, see if you can solve the word scramble below. Hint: All the scrambled words are characters’ names, but there are a few new ones you’ll meet in The Revolutionary. Fill in the boxes to solve the message.
Hope to see you there tonight! And once you read The Revolutionary, I’d love to hear your thoughts and look forward to seeing your reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.
The Revolution Continues. Join the Launch Party tonight! – @kjhogrefe (Click to Tweet)
I want to invite you to celebrate with me this week! On Tuesday, June 6 (release day), you’re invited to listen in on a radio interview I’ll be doing on Blog Talk Radio. Tonight at 7 pm (Correction: Central Time), I’ll be chatting with Write Integrity Editor Marji Laine Clubine on her Publishing Laine program. We’ll be talking about the popularity of dystopian books, world-building, and perspective.
Then, on Thursday, June 8, join me for a Facebook launch party. I’ll be giving away a copy of the book as well as some other “survival” items (themed for the dystopian novel).
Thanks for celebrating with me! I’m so grateful to everyone who helped make this book possible.
The Revisionary – New YA Novel Now Available! @kjhogrefe (Click to Tweet)
Join The Revisionary Book Launch Celebration! @kjhogrefe (Click to Tweet)
Congratulations to Brianna Ford for her winning entry of the fictitious ASU flag, which will be featured in The Revisionary.
I want to thank all the participants for their outstanding designs. It was an honor to share your creativity with my website readers.
Here’s some extra exciting news! My editor and I were so impressed with the submissions that we’re going to publish the runners-up in a special spread in the back of the book. All participants will have their names and designs in print.
Having these Alpha Omega Academy students be part of my book makes it all the more special to me. Thank you again to all who submitted designs and also to everyone who voted.
The Revisionary will release June 6, and the Kindle e-book is now available for pre-order. Those who pre-order will receive a special bonus feature, the prequel to Portia’s story, when they email their Amazon confirmation order to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, click here.
Again, congratulations to Brianna and all the Alpha Omega Academy artists!
Announcing The Revisionary Flag Contest Winner – @kjhogrefe (Click to Tweet)